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Oscar Whisky in splendid isolation on his way to victory

Oscar Whisky landed back-to-back renewals of the Unicoin Homes Relkeel Hurdle at Cheltenham without breaking sweat.

Nicky Henderson's seven-year-old is very tough to beat over the intermediate trip of two and a half miles and was sent off the 1-5 favourite to beat just two rivals.

While Crack Away Jack travelled up looking menacing coming down the hill, as soon as Barry Geraghty pressed the button Oscar Whisky shot clear and won effortlessly by 19 lengths.

Henderson said: "Barry and I both just said when he wins like that how can he not stay three miles.

"I'm not saying we're going down the three-mile route, but I'm sure there was something wrong with him that day in March (World Hurdle).

"He can come here again in January and go to Ffos Las, but if the entries closed for Cheltenham tomorrow, goodness knows what we'd put him in."

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